Former East African Community Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Ken Obura is now set to face off with Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o in the ODM primaries as they both seek the party ticket in their gubernatorial bid.
This comes after a consensus between Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, former Governor Jack Ranguma, former Kisumu County Assembly Speaker Onyango Oloo and Ken Obura after months of joint campaigns.
In their countrywide rallies, the five had revealed that they would consolidate their support bases to field one candidate against incumbent Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o.
Outa, who was previously allied to Nyong’o in the 2017 campaigns, championed the team as the redeemer of the electorate, poking holes in the county boss’ administration.
“We have decided to follow instructions from the party headquarters, that before we declare anyone we must sit and have a consensus. The five of us all agreed that the person who is going to be able to carry the flag is none other than Ken Obura,” said Outa on Friday.
Fred Obura welcomed the endorsement, promising to hit the ground running in the coming week to avail his manifesto and popularize his candidature.
“I want to assure you that we’re going to walk together. I will begin my campaigns officially next week, door-to-door, to make sure I speak to you,” he stated.
“As your next governor, I want to assure you that we will make sure you’re happy every time, and we will make sure that our people who were previously happy in this city before Nyong’o took over are taken back to their original happiness.” He added.